Former England captain and legendary fast bowler Bob Willis has passed away, aged 70. Willis represented England in 90 Tests and 64 ODIs in an international career spanning 13 years between 1971 and 1984.
Willis was an integral member of the iconic Ashes-winning England team of 1981, claiming a memorable 8 for 43 in his team’s come-from-behind victory in the third Test at Headingley.
“We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather. He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly,” Willis’s family said in a statement.